Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Therapy
The practice of regenerative medicine uses stem cells and growth factors to repair or replace tissue or lost organ function caused by damage or congenital defects. The goal of this branch of medicine is to create living, functional tissue and stimulate previously irreparable organs or tissues to repair themselves.
Today, regenerative stem cell based therapy is used to treat a multitude of areas of medicine including degenerative, cardiac, pulmonary and autoimmune diseases, diseases and disorders affecting urological, neurological and vision function, and to speed and improve healing in cosmetic surgery. One of the most common uses of stem cell therapy to date is in the orthopaedic area of medicine, in the treatment of inflammatory conditions causing joint pain. Stem cell based treatment of joints has been shown to be effective in treating certain conditions that are unresponsive to traditional therapies. Patients commonly seek stem cell procedures to alleviate joint pain in their shoulders, knees, hips, ankles, elbows, backs, wrists and hands.